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This DVD is for new moms who want to start their workouts after giving birth but do not want to push themselves too hard to get back into shape with traditional workout DVDs. While similar to other Tracy Anderson Method workouts, this post-pregnancy DVD focuses on regaining your abdominal strength and helping the skin on your stomach adhere to your muscles again. This is a restorative workout that I also recommend for older clients or people with injuries. This is a complete Tracy Anderson Method workout and is also great for beginners to the Method as they can also learn the basics and fundamentals. I recommend that you do this workout until you feel you have completely regained your strength and can begin your Metamorphosis workouts.
''Truly a miracle. Never did I imagine that in my 30s, after two children, I would be able to change my body to the degree to which I have. Tracy's method works! All you have to do is put the time in and you will see results you never thought possible.'' - Gwyneth Paltrow
''Tracy Anderson's Method has proven to be the best exercise program for my body'' - Madonna
About the Actor
Alongside her work as a dancer, Tracy decided to study and research muscle structure and specific training techniques. Armed with the knowledge from her research, she developed a computer software program for training to guide her and allow her to keep the balance between weight loss and a healthy body.
After 10 years of extensive research and development, Tracy has designed several fitness systems -- including bands, bars, and cubes. These systems challenge the small muscle groups by offering resistance as well as forcing the body to rely on its balance. Tracy also designed the Hybrid Body Reformer, an apparatus that uses a fusion of aerobic and dance movements, to re-engineer the muscular structure. The overall mission of Tracy's method is to strengthen the smaller muscle groups so that these muscles can pull in the larger muscles -- which results in a lean figure that is not bulky. Tracy's method has transformed the bodies of countless women to their tiniest, strongest points, and she has helped her clients achieve toned and defined bodies with smooth and firm skin.
In order to share her technique with people around the world, Tracy has released three top-selling fitness DVDs and Her Perfect Design Series I-III, Beginner Dance Aerobics and Dance Cardio II are available on tracyandersonmethod.com. Additionally, Tracy's book, Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method: The Weight-Loss Kick-Start that Makes Perfection Possible is available for purchase. Tracy's latest project, Metamorphosis by Tracy Anderson, was released in early 2011. This unique approach to at-home fitness training offers 4 different series of DVDs based on 4 different body types. It is a 90-day program and consists of 1 disc for every 10 days of muscular structure work and a dance cardio DVD. Upon completion, you can enroll in Continuity, which continues with a new disc of muscular structure work every 10 days (for your body type) and a new dance cardio DVD every 90 days. Purchase of Metamorphosis allows access to an online community and the kit also comes with measuring tape, nutrition guide, and a workout tracker.
Tracy's list of celebrity clients includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Courteney Cox and Kristin Davis. She is constantly developing new moves, routines, and techniques to ensure that her method stays fresh. Tracy has studios in Los Angeles, New York City, and a summer location in the Hamptons. Trainers are also available for private training in London.
Top Customer Reviews
The workout itself is about 45 minutes long, and is composed of a brief warm-up, a lot of ab work, some side lying ab work, some leg and glute lifts and squeezes, and then two series of arm exercises, one without weights and one with light weights, and then it finishes with a cool down and stretch. The workout is definitely challenging, even for a more experienced student, but not overwhelmingly hard.
The greatest thing about both this post-natal workout and Tracy's Mat Workout is that they are fun - the time flies by - and they leave you feeling strong, a bit sore, but totally refreshed. I am actually disappointed if I can't find the time to workout - definitely no "dread-factor" here! Highly recommended - Thank You Tracy!
- Great encouraging tone and instruction
- New ab, leg and arm exercised that I was not familiar with
- Seems like it is going to be effective (since I could feel my muscles while doing it)
- Classical music in the background rather than obnoxious techno or pop
What you need to know before purchasing:
- You need 3 lb weights. (I did it without them, but Tracy uses them on and off in the video)
- No cardio
- The actual workout (including warm-up and cool-down) is around 50 minutes.
on one hand, this dvd is a great workout. it's been two days since i did it for the first time and my abs still feel sore! however, there are a lot of negatives, IMO:
-45 minutes long is absolutely ridiculous for someone with an infant. at least break this up into chapters so when you inevitably need to go tend to your child, you can easily return later. i would prefer three separate arm, leg/butt, and ab workouts. when tracy says you should do this 4-6 days a week i want to laugh in her face. does she not remember what having a newborn/infant is like?
-after doing erin o'brien's postnatal rescue, tracy's lack of cuing is that much more obvious and annoying. a lot of moves you aren't facing the tv, perhaps you're turned to the side or facing down. tracy doesn't actually mention when she's moved on to something else until she's maybe a few movements in, if even that, and she mumbles. by the time you look at the tv, she's long since moved on to something else..annoying.
-lack of modifications. occasionally she'll say "oh, you may not be able to do this yet.." but rarely does she consistently offer modifications, or demonstrate them herself. if this is billed as an early postpartum dvd, which is the impression i got from tracy's monologue at the beginning, you NEED to do that.
-tracy constantly yapping about how she gained sixty pounds OMG.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exercises are definitely not safe to do if you have diastasis recti which is very common after pregnancy.Published 3 days ago by Heather C
I'm giving this 3 stars because I'm stuck in the middle on this one. I was on bed rest a lot during my pregnancy so no working out for me. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Brynn Sherry
This is a great work out after pregnancy!! There is a level of difficulty and I appreciate it being low impact and still have a great work out.Published 28 days ago by Anne Whalen
Its hard to follow.not easy especially for after c section surgery.would not recommendPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
For a post-pregnacy workout it's too difficult, can be even dangerous. I tried this 2 months post partum and was out of breath.Published 1 month ago by Serena Fox
I am a personal trainer, and I have never learned about "waking up our abdominal because they have been sleeping" or "bringing the skin and the muscle back... Read morePublished 2 months ago by H.
This video works wonders!!!! I was super out of shape after three kids. It took me at least a month to be able to do some of the things in this video, but I stuck with it and it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathryn Schneider
This is a good workout even if you're not postpartum. I could finish all the sections from the first time I did the workout with the exception of the extensive abs segment. Read morePublished 3 months ago by April Ward
This video is okay, and okay only. I am a mother of 3 children and wanted to get back to myself after my latest child. Read morePublished 4 months ago by OhMyDisney